What is PERT (Program Evaluation and Review Technique) Analysis?

Updated: Aug 17, 2020

What Is a Program Evaluation Review Technique?

The Program Evaluation Review Technique (PERT), also known as the Project Management Improvement System (PMIS), is a graphical tool utilized in project management. Using the PERT helps project managers to identify all of the elements of a project in a timely manner. It also helps project managers identify which project management activities should be prioritized and which project elements can be eliminated to save time, energy, and money. In short, it helps the project manager to achieve a balanced view of all of the project's aspects. This means that the PERT provides both analysis and planning for a successful project.

When the PERT was first developed, it was designed for the use of the U.S. Navy and the Air Force. The U.S. Navy was interested in using the tool because of its ability to determine the rate of progress within a project. The concept was later applied by the Air Force to determine the efficiency of aircraft engines and the quality of the finished products.

The PERT can be used to improve any project in the workforce. It is also useful for project managers who are reviewing the effectiveness of a project.

With the tool, it is easy to determine if an organization is having an effective project management team. It can also be used to monitor the success or failure of a project. Once the project is complete, it is easy to determine the cost, schedule, and other factors associated with a project. It is also easy to understand how many people are needed for a project to be complete.

This technique can be used as a project management tool before, during or after a project has been completed. There are a number of ways to utilize the PERT. It can be used to determine if an organization has an appropriate or desired number of staff members to complete a project. It can be used to evaluate the level of project communication and collaboration among staff members, and it can be used as a project planning tool.

This tool allows a project manager to develop a comprehensive, effective plan for a project without the assistance of outside consultants. The PERT is designed to help a project manager to prepare a detailed plan that will meet the needs of his or her project. and will serve the project well beyond the completion of the project. Usually, Planning Engineers or Project Planners develop the Program using a project management tool or software in order to implement it properly throughout the project execution by project manager. 

Project managers do not have the time to research all the variables involved in a project. It takes the project manager about two weeks to learn enough to create a proper plan. The program enables the project manager to complete a plan that includes the information and resources necessary to complete the project. After the plan is developed, it is easy to review the plan and implement changes to make it more efficient and successful.

The Program Evaluation Review Technique is basically a statistical analysis tool specifically developed for the purpose of assessing and analyzing the work involved in completing any given project. It has been developed by professionals from the project management field to simplify the entire process of project evaluation. There are many people who do not fully understand the concept of the program evaluation feedback technique and how it can be utilized for better results.

The program evaluation review technique is very easy to understand. It involves the use of various mathematical techniques and formulas to determine the data, results and data patterns that were collected during the whole process of project implementation. It is necessary to carefully analyze these data patterns to understand the program's requirements and its requirements on the whole.

In this process, one of the important aspects that need to be highlighted is the role of customer. For example, during the project completion process, the customer needs to be able to easily understand how the whole project was scheduled, how the project management software has controlled it. This will help them understand how they are going to execute the project until final stage or handing over stage in different phases analyzing the critical paths and related risks throughout the execution.


A Planning Engineer develops a detailed project Schedule using the above technique. The Work break down structure is defined followed by step by step activities in a timely manner going to be executed during the project phase. Resources are uploaded using the productivity norms, Cost is uploaded based on BOQ activities. Milestones are defined with critical path method analysis as shown in above figures. The final form is then transformed in to developing an execution plan or construction plan followed by mobilization in order to commence the project. Project managers are the main reviewers and executors throughout the whole process.


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